FREE COMIC BOOK DAY takes place on Saturday, May 3rd 2014.
There will be a number of events taking place in store and online (some of which will be announced nearer the date), details of which can be found right here on our dedicated FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 page! Make sure to check back often as new items are added.
This year marks the largest FREE COMIC BOOK DAY with close to sixty comics available to choose from, including fan-favourite and new comic book characters that encourages readers to explore the fun and excitement that comics have to offer. There’s a free comic book for everyone’s taste from superheroes to action/adventure and all-ages favourites.
So that everyone can enjoy some great free-reading, there is a limit of six free comics per family.
The complete listing of all sixty FREE COMIC BOOK DAY titles, includes the following:
2000 AD Special, Adventures Of Jellaby, All You Need Is Kill / Terra Formars, Archie Digest, Armor Hunters Special, Atomic Robo And Friends, Avatar / Hellboy / Juice Squeezers, Bleeding Cool Magazine, Bongo Free-For-All, Buck Rogers, CBLDF Presents Raising A Reader, Courtney Crumrin, Defend Comics, Entropy, Epic, Finding Gossamyr, Fubar: Ace Of Spades, Giant-Size 4-Comic Bundle, Graphix Spotlight: Dumbest Idea Ever, Grimm Fairy Tales, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Hatter M: Far From Wonder, Hello Kitty And Friends, Hip Hop Family Tree, Intrinsic, Kaboom Summer Blast, Les Misérables, Magic Wind, Mega Man / Sonic The Hedgehog, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Mouse Guard / Farscape / Labyrinth / Rust, The New 52: Futures End Special, Overstreet Comic Book Marketplace, Previewsworld Spectacular, Project Black Sky, Rise Of The Magi, Rocket Raccoon, Scam: Crosswords, Scratch 9, Sherwood Texas / Boondock Saints, Showa: History Of Japan, Skyward / Midnight Tiger, The Smurfs, Spongebob: Freestyle Funnies, Steam Wars, Street Fighter, Teen Titans Go, The Tick, Top Shelf Kids Club, Transformers vs GI Joe, Uber: The First Cycle, Valiant Universe Handbook, V-Wars, Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge And Donald Duck, Worlds Of Aspen and Zombie Tramp / Ehmm Theory.
You can find more information about each of the books and see cover images on the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: COMICS page.
ADVENTURE TIME COLOURING COMPETITION
To celebrate FREE COMIC BOOK DAY on May 3rd 2014, we want you to colour a picture of Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum and Lady Rainicorn from Adventure Time! You can make it bright and colourful, and even add your favourite characters from the land of Oo, if you like.
Return your completed picture to your local ACE Comics on or before Saturday 3rd May, and the entry voted best by ACE will win a 6-Issue Subscription to a comic book of their choice!
We will also put our favourite entries on display instore and on our Facebook page.
For more information and to download the image, visit our FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: COLOURING COMPETITION page.
50P BACK ISSUE SALE
The fabulous ACE Comics FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 50p Back Issue Sale returns on May 3rd!
There will be a veritable smorgasbord of over 4000 selected back issues available from various publishers, dating back at least 20 years, all for just 50p each! The back issue sales will run throughout the day in our Colchester and Southend stores and in Red Hot Comics in Glasgow.
You might want to get in early, as this is always popular on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.
£1 GRAPHIC NOVEL SALE
For the first time ever on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, we are holding a £1 Graphic Novel Sale from old and acquired stock!
There are close to five hundred selected hardcovers, softcovers, graphic novels, collected editions and annuals available from Batman and the Beano to Wanted and Wolverine!
The Graphic Novel Sale is a Colchester Store Exclusive and the books are limited to single copies, so you may have to get in early on May 3rd to make sure you don’t miss out!
£5 OFF 6-ISSUE SUBSCRIPTIONS
It’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY and we’ve gone 6-Issue Subscription crazy!
Not only can you win a 6-Issue Subscription by entering our Free Comic Book Day Colouring Competition or buying a Free Comic Book Day Charity Raffle ticket, but for one day only, we are offering a £5 discount code to anyone ordering a 6-Issue Subscription online! In some cases, that’s a saving of more than 25%!!
So, if you’ve been considering collecting Captain America, pondering picking up Popeye, or deliberating over a Detective Comics dalliance, there couldn’t be a better time to jump on!
Just add the subscription to your basket and add the voucher code *fcbd-5off* at checkout. The voucher will be valid for every checkout completed until the end of Free Comic Book Day!
We are giving you another chance to win a fantastic 6-Issue Comic Subscription, while helping out some amazing local charities as the same time!
Invasion Colchester is a charity day that takes place throughout Colchester (on September 6th, this year), featuring appearances from a whole host of famous costumed characters from TV and film. You will also hear some wonderful music from a very talented selection of local performers, a kids fancy dress competition, show cars and more, all raising money for Invasion Colchester’s two supported charities – CoHoC (Colchester Hospitals Charity) and St Helena Hospice.
We are heavily involved with Invasion Colchester and are taking the opportunity to offer up another free 6-Issue Subscription in our FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Charity Raffle. Tickets will be available on the day, costing £1, with all proceeds going to Invasion Colchester’s charities!
Ask staff for more details.
Fancy becoming a member of the walking dead for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY?
Horror make-up artist Clive Double will be in the Colchester store on Saturday to convert regular customers into the army of the undead. We are asking for a minimum donation of £5 in order to be transformed, with all of the proceeds going to Invasion Colchester, the fundraising event collecting money for CoHoC (Colchester Hospitals Charity) and St Helena Hospice!